Elektra Microcasa Semiautomatica Espresso Machine – SX & SXC

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Elektra Microcasa Semiautomatica Espresso Machine – SX & SXC

Overview:

The Elektra Microcasa Semiautomatica is a “statement maker” in your kitchen. One of the most stunning home espresso machines out there!

Features:

  • Beautiful long lasting chrome finish combination.
  • Bakelite portafilter handle.
  • Three red switches – power, coffee brew, & boiler refill.
  • Brass eagle situated on the dome with wings up.
  • A large, round base with 10″ diameter for the stability of the espresso machine on your countertop.
  • Water level sight glass with pressure gauge.
  • Pump-operated to deliver water to grouphead and to refill the boiler.
  • Heat exchanger system with proper temperature to extract the most flavorful espresso beverages!!!
  • The only assembly required is the attachment of the steam wand.
  • Manual water refill switch for boiler.
  • Boiler pressure relief valve for safety.
  • A durable brass boiler that provides very dry steam for frothing milk.
  • Extended steam wand away from the boiler.
  • Twist knob-controlled steam valve for quick turn-ons and offs!
  • Three-way solenoid valve to relieve pressure in grouphead when finished extracting espresso to avoid “espresso explosion” when removing the portafilter handle.
  • Top loading water basin for easy refill and for continuous water delivery (manual switch by the operator) so the machine does not have to be shut down like hand lever models.
  • Armour-plated, 800-watt heating element.
  • Automatic pressure/temperature regulator.

For more Elektra equipment, please visit our Elektra brands page. If you have any questions, please reference the Q&A tab on each product page.
Brand

Elektra

Height (inches)

23, approximate

Width (inches)

10.5, approximate

Depth (inches)

10.5, approximate

Weight (pounds)

25

Wattage (watts)

900

Voltage (volts)

120

Boiler capacity (liters)

2

Portafilter size (mm)

58

Tank capacity (liters)

2.5

Country of manufacture

Treviso, Italy

Approvals

UL

Grinding Adjustment

N/A

General Espresso Machine Warning:

  • ELECTRICAL WARNING: To avoid electrical damage to this espresso machine which is not considered a manufacturer's defect, please acquire and install a single-outlet surge suppressor rated at 1080 joules or higher. the lack of the recommended surge suppressor, the espresso machine can be damaged at the power switch, the electronics, the heating element, the pressurstat or the wiring inside.
  • WATER WARNING: To increase the useful life of and not damage your espresso machine, please use softened water. Softened water is water without calcium and without magnesium, but still has other minerals for espresso extraction. Do not use distilled water, purified water, nor reverse osmosis water as these types of water create oxidation with the metals and cause the same damaging effects as limescale.
  • DESCALING WARNING: We do not recommend descaling unless there is an issue with the espresso machine. The reason is that too much descaling can eat away at the metals and gaskets inside an espresso machine.

 

Warning for Elektra Microcasa Semiautomatica Espresso Machine:

Before plugging the machine’s electrical cord into the electrical outlet, please make sure the power switch is in the ‘O” (visible) for off position. Fill the top water reservoir before powering on the machine via the power switch. It is important to depress and hold the boiler refill switch on the left side of the machine immediately after powering up the first time. The sight glass needs to fill up to the 75% full mark before releasing the boiler refill switch. The sight glass needs to be filled a minimum of 25% at all times during the operation to avoid damage to the machine.

 

  1. Caution: All surfaces are hot and can cause burns.
  2. Environment: This machine is intended for home use only. It doesn't have the capacity, nor the approvals, for commercial use.
  3. Upon receiving: Elektra informed us that every one of their home machines is tested with water and coffee to insure there are no leaks under pressure and to insure proper operation when received by the customer. Although they clean each grouphead to the best of their ability, you may find some coffee grinds in the grouphead or on the machine when dislodged from the grouphead during shipping.
  4. Some assembly required: The steam needs to be installed on the machine using a wrench. To prevent scratches, put a cloth between the wrench and the steam wand nut.
  5. Boiler pressure: The normal operating boiler pressure read on the gauge is between .75 and 1.2. However, the manufacturer has been asked for machines produced in the USA to set the maximum pressure to approximately 0.9 so the most flavorful espresso can be extracted. Over time, the manufacturer's setting can change as the machine ages. In addition, if the boiler pressure reads 1.4 and up to 1.5, this is a symptom of limescale buildup from calcium/magnesium in the water or oxidation from purified/RO water. In this case, the machines will need to be descaled and the pressurestat will need to be replaced after the descaling. Limescale buildup or oxidation can occur in as little as 1 week from use.
  6. Water choice: Please note that it is very important to use 'softened water' in these machines, as well as all espresso machines. Hard water will cause these machines to malfunction, and Elektra will not cover the parts warranty due to hard water. In addition, it is extremely important to run the a leva and Semiautomatica machines with water at least 25% full in the sight glass. Running these models with a water level lower than this can cause heating element damage which will not be covered under warranty as this is not a manufacturer's defect. If you return the unit with a damaged heating element, you will be charged for the repair, and the repair charge will be deducted from the credit.
  7. Body finish:
    1. Elektra espresso machines feature a high polish finish, with materials ranging from chrome to copper to brass. Most parts are clear-coated. Special attention is required when cleaning.
    2. Hash products can eat away at the clear coat or even etch the chromed finish.
    3. Descaling solution can eat clean through plating.
    4. Paint remover can be used to remove the paint from copper and brass parts.
    5. Elektra uses varnish to paint the parts.
    6. The exterior color, which includes a clear coat finish, will naturally change as each each Elektra machine ages. This would not be covered under warranty as color changes are not considered manufacturer's defects.
  8. Sight glass fluctuation: The water in the boiler is not used to make coffee. The water to make coffee comes directly from the reservoir and passes through a pipe in the bottom boiler for flash heating. If cold water passes through this pipe, the change in temperature will cause the boiler water (sight glass) to fluctuate. The only time the water level in the sight glass should change is when
    1. the steamer is used and the water level drops, or
    2. the red button on the left hand side of the base is depressed and held to refill the boiler.
  9. Safety reset: There is a safety feature on this machine when water is not pumped into the boiler on initial startup. If this isn't done the safety kicks off and the machine will have to be reset. On the bottom of the machine underneath the yellow cap there is a reset button for the safety thermostat. If you purchased the machine from us and are still having issues, you can email us for instructions.
  10. Americanos: This espresso machine is NOT suitable for making americanos since it does not include a hot water wand.

Maintenance

BILT Osmotic Scale Reduction Cloth Pack – largeWater softening (small, large)

Documentation

Parts Diagram (up to 2017, 2018, 2019)

Common Parts

Technical Support

Warranty Information

Who handles the warranty

Eligible warranty for Elektra home equipment is handled by 1st-line Equipment or representative thereof. If you have purchased your Elektra equipment from another retailer (not 1st-line Equipment), you must contact them first in order to get your equipment serviced under warranty.

What does the warranty cover

The warranty is limited to manufacturer’s defects only.

Regarding espresso machines: Limescale buildup can lead to problems with your machine. The warranty will not cover any repairs if our technicians find limescale in your machine. Although descaling can be a good alternative to remove limescale causing minerals (calcium and magnesium), we strongly suggest that prevention is the best form of maintenance. The reason is that descalers can cause wear and tear on components inside an espresso machine. This includes gaskets, o-rings, and other metal components. However, where there is a clog somewhere, descaling will be a necessity on the specified part, area, or entire machine.

Regarding coffee grinders: As with all coffee grinders, it is very important to only change grind settings when the unit is powered on and the burrs are in motion. If you do not do this, the burrs will ‘gunk’ up and require cleaning by you every time this occurs. Changing the grind settings when the burrs are not in motion will render the grinder to only produce very coarse grinds or no grinds at all. If this result occurs, this will be considered operator error for lack of following directions, and not be classified as a defective grinder.

When does the warranty expire

The manufacturer’s warranty on new equipment is good for a period of 1 year from date of receipt which covers parts. Labor warranties may vary depending on the company you purchase from. Elektra products may have an extended warranty limited to manufacturer’s defect and will specifically state the extended period of time on your receipt.

Where will my equipment be serviced

In most cases, your Elektra equipment must be sent to a repair facility. If 1st-line Equipment will be servicing your equipment, you must either ship it or drop off at our facility in New Jersey.

How do I send in my equipment in for repair

If you are inside the warranty period and have purchased it from us, please contact us. Please be ready to provide the following information: invoice# of purchase, model of equipment, and a detailed description of the issue.

If you are outside the warranty period, whether you have purchased the equipment from us or not, please order a diagnosis. Please note that wait times can be up to 8 weeks. Our technical support staff can have a back log of repairs. As an alternative we have a listing of 3rd party repair companies across the USA that can assist you.

Please use the diagrams below to help find the exact part you are looking for. After you find the part, copy the SKU #. Then use the search bar at the top of our website. If there are no results in the search, we most likely do not have the part. We only special order parts if the specific model was purchased through 1st-line Equipment. For general questions, please use our parts inquiry page.
This diagram is for all models with a manufacture date up to 2017.
Elektra-Microcasa-Semiautomatica-diagram-01
# SKU
1 00149019
00149021
2 01718035
3 00148035
4 00147035
5 00601019
00601021
6 00605026
00605021
7 00635035
8 00612026
00612021
9 00637026
00637021
10 02991038
02991039
11 00154035
12 01290025
01290021
13 00150019
00150021
14 01281019
01281021
15 00151019
00151021
16 01400019
01400021
17 00151038
00151039
18 02986019
02986021
19 02978019
02978021
20 02955057
21 02288038
02287039
22 01228035
23 02979038
02979039
24 01839026
01839021
25 02091035
26 01354019
01354021
27 00157035
28 02281039
29 03354038
29 03354039
30 03166035
31 02466035
32 02876035
33 02951034
34 01604035
35 02970038
02970039
36 00622035
37 00119035
38 01380035
39 00041019
39 00041021
40 00141035
41 00043019
00043021
42 00044035
43 00142019
00142021
44 00398035
00143035
45 02965019
02965021
46 00144035
47 01559035
48 00102035
49 00200034
50 01777035
51 00473035
52 00600019
00600021

Elektra-Microcasa-Semiautomatica-diagram-02
# SKU
1 00114035
2 01845035
01846035
3 01615035
4 00112035
5 01797026
01797021
6 00604019
00604021
7 01797026
01797021
8 01216035
9 01204035
10 01388019
01388021
11 01386035
12 01336014
13 02151019
02151021
14 01917035
15 01252014
16 01208035
17 01206035
18 00065035
19 01796035
20 00066035
21 01304035
22 02152021
23 00063021
24 01897035
25 00401035
26 00402035
  03157034
  02367034

Elektra-Microcasa-Semiautomatica-diagram-03
# SKU
1 01168035
2 02982011
02983011
3 00468035
4 00360035
5 00468035
6 00361035
7 03102015
8 00073035
01314035
9 01311026
01311035
10 01607034
11 02199035
12 00021035
13 00020035
14 00023035
15 02473003
16 02582035
17 02968014
02969014
18 03029002
19 00622035
20 03110035
21 00620035
22 02958034
02959034
23 01248035
24 02975011
25 01606034
26 02850035
27 02851035
28 02789035
29 00133035
30 01344035
31 00492035
01603035
32 02198035
33 02963034
34 02993059
02880035
35 00371035
36 02117035
37 01480035
38 00689014

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      WHICH BOTTOMLESS FILTER IS SUITABLE FOR MY ELEKTRA SEMI-AUTOMATICA? THANK YOU. (58mm)
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      Q WHICH BOTTOMLESS FILTER IS SUITABLE FOR MY ELEKTRA SEMI-AUTOMATICA? THANK YOU. (58mm)
      Asked by Michael on April 30, 2021 1:13 pm
      There are no answers for this question yet. Answer now
    2. My Elektra Microcasa Semiautomatica SXC seems to have developed a microscopic boiler breach near where the water entry pipe enters the boiler. (White minerals form in this spot, and when cleaning them off you can spot a tiny hole.) Is this something that can be repaired, and what would be the best way of going about it?
    3. 0 votes
      Q My Elektra Microcasa Semiautomatica SXC seems to have developed a microscopic boiler breach near ...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Sebastian Kirsch on February 22, 2021 7:23 pm
      Answered by the admin

      We would need to see pictures or evaluate the machine in person. The white stuff is limescale, and this is why it is important to treat (soften) the water.

    4. actually the part that cracked in my machine is the Elektra 02151019 Brass Grouphead Bell. it states it cost 189$, how much is labor? thank you
    5. 0 votes
      Q actually the part that cracked in my machine is the Elektra 02151019 Brass Grouphead Bell. it sta...... Read more answer now
      Asked by venera grasso on February 15, 2021 9:28 pm
      Answered by the admin

      Sorry, we do not quote labor until the machine is in for service.

    6. the canister that contains the coffee (# 28 in your parts diagram) did not fit any more once the machine heated up. I tried inserting it part #21 when it was cold and it fit, but when the machine heated up part #21 rim cracked. I need to know how much it is to fix, parts + labor . thank you
    7. 0 votes
      Q the canister that contains the coffee (# 28 in your parts diagram) did not fit any more once the ...... Read more answer now
      Asked by venera grasso on February 15, 2021 9:21 pm
      Answered by the admin

      Please always reference the part numbers, not the listing number. There are two #28 on the diagrams.  Unfortunately, we do not offer quotes until the machine is fully evaluated by one of our technicians.

    8. Since I bought this espresso maker from you in 2007, I’ve probably used it less than a dozen times (not in the last few years, though). I filled the water tank, turned on the power button and the water boiler supply button for a few seconds, but didn’t see any water rising in the sight glass. I immediately turned the power off since I didn’t want to overheat the heating element with a probable empty boiler. What do you think the issue is - a stuck solenoid due to not using it for so long, or a pump with bad seals due to age? Even though the pump ran, it seemed to be a little noisy, but since I haven’t used the machine for so long, I don’t recall what a “normal” level of noise is. I’d sure like to get this machine operating again, and am committed now to use it at least weekly.
    9. 0 votes
      Q Since I bought this espresso maker from you in 2007, I’ve probably used it less than a dozen time...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Gyle Atter on January 15, 2021 8:12 pm
      Answered by the admin

      Considering the age of the machine, it probably needs a new pump. However, we would need to evaluate the machine once it gets here.

    10. Is it possible to install a temperature gauge near the portafilter? Sense the Electra semiautomatic only has a pressure gauge for the boiler and no temperature gauge near the portafilter, is it not useful?
    11. 0 votes
      Q Is it possible to install a temperature gauge near the portafilter? Sense the Electra semiautomat...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Tom on January 4, 2021 5:25 pm
      Answered by the admin

      Sorry, we do not have a solution for this.

    12. I have the Elektra Micro Casa Semiautomatica that is for a 220v system. Is there a conversion kit to go to 110v?
    13. 0 votes
      Q I have the Elektra Micro Casa Semiautomatica that is for a 220v system. Is there a conversion kit...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Paul Nowicki on December 15, 2020 4:06 pm
      Answered by the admin

      Sorry, we no longer get involved with conversions unless the equipment is evaluated and performed by our technicians.

    14. I am having difficulty getting a good seal around the coffee grounds holder. I've tried maybe 10 times and only got one successful cup. Water and coffee grounds are coming out. I've carefully cleaned the area, the coffee is ground for an espresso machine. I've had no problem operating more simple espresso machines at home before. Can you direct me to instructions for doing this?
    15. 0 votes
      Q I am having difficulty getting a good seal around the coffee grounds holder. I've tried maybe 10 ...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Erin on September 11, 2020 7:38 pm
      A There are three things that can cause this. The first is too much grounds in the portafilter. If that's not it, then - the next one is that the gasket (the rubber that is supposed to rest against the portafilter ("coffee grounds holder") ) can come slightly unseated making it hard to turn the portafilter in enough to get a good lock. Sometimes just massaging it back into place does the trick. If this doesn't work, then the gasket might need to be changed. The group head (the piece the portafilter attaches to) is quite easy to remove -- there are three allen bolts above it. Removing this makes it really easy to clean and reseat the gasket.
    16. Is there a bottomless portafilter compatible with the Elektra SX ?
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      Q Is there a bottomless portafilter compatible with the Elektra SX ? answer now
      Asked by James on April 30, 2020 1:42 pm
      Answered by the admin

      50890.

    18. I believe I have a problem with my new SXC semiautomatica. As the machine is heating up, just before the pressure gauge goes up (as the steam is building up...the time when the machine makes its normal hissing/thump sound), steam begins to come out between the boiler and the water reservoir, and leaves a significant amount of moisture hanging from the underside of the boiler. The steam continues seeping out until the boiler reaches full pressure. I have had two older SXC models years back (2003-2007) and they did not have this issue. Also, I have a friend who recently purchased a 2018 model and his does not have this problem but now this is my second machine purchased recently (both 2018 built models) and they both have this same problem. Is this a defect? Could it be simple as tightening a valve within the boiler casing? I have pictures to better show my issue. If possible, please let me know if I can post or email them to you. thanks for your help!
    19. 0 votes
      Q I believe I have a problem with my new SXC semiautomatica. As the machine is heating up, just be...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Mike on February 27, 2020 6:13 pm
      Answered by the admin

      This is normal as the vacuum breaker/bleeder valve open and relieve the vacuum steam pressure. If the part has limescale (which can happen in as little as two weeks of ownership) or there is too much water in the boiler, this valve will take longer to close up. It closes up as soon as there is enough steam pressure to close it. Limescale will not allow a good closure and the machine may release steam after partially closing.

    20. Hello, I purchased an Elektra microcasa semiautomatica last June. I have a few issues that I have contacted Elektra about, but they have not returned contact. My steam knob sticks on first turn.....I know this is not normal as this is my third SXC. Also, my machine is a 2018 build with the limited beechwood handled portafilter. The angle/pitch of this portafilter is different than the original, which makes it very difficult to lock in to position. The machine is obviously still under warranty, so I would like to know who to contact to replace these parts.
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      Q Hello, I purchased an Elektra microcasa semiautomatica last June. I have a few issues that I have...... Read more answer now
      Asked by mike on January 9, 2020 6:43 pm
      Answered by the admin

      Sorry to hear this. Elektra was on holiday for 3 weeks for the holidays as is customary in Europe.

      The dealer you purchased from is the responsible party for handling any warranty issues. This process is also customary with European manufacturers. Unfortunately, this is not like the mass market machines where there is one warranty service center.

      If you purchased from 1st-line Equipment, please use the contact us link on the top of our web site to have the issue handled. If you purchased from another store or dealer, please contact them directly as they are responsible for handling issues.

    22. What would you suggest to clean out my Electra microcasa semi automatica? The water smells fishy. Should i just use a descaler or pass vinegar through it?
    23. 0 votes
      Q What would you suggest to clean out my Electra microcasa semi automatica? The water smells fishy...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Wardwell on December 10, 2019 7:16 pm
      Answered by the admin

      Best to pass white vinegar through it to the top of the boiler. Then rinse. Try to not use a descaler as the harsh chemicals can cause more hard, than good.

    24. Hello team. I have your Elektra Microcasa Semiautomatica and the heating element has gone bad, now a second time. I am a regular customer. What do i need to replace this and anything else good at the same time? Heating element, gasket, thermostat and anything else? I love the machine and use it daily. Thank you for having parts. Let me know
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      Q Hello team. I have your Elektra Microcasa Semiautomatica and the heating element has gone bad, no...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Jim Romano on December 9, 2019 9:46 pm
      Answered by the admin

      Sorry, we can not recommend parts without evaluating the machine. There are also 2 versions of the heating element. Do you have the bolt on heating element or the welded one? It is best to review the diagrams on our web site for the 2 different part numbers.

    26. Looking to find a boiler (chrome) for an Elektra Microcasa semi-automatic
    27. 0 votes
      Q Looking to find a boiler (chrome) for an Elektra Microcasa semi-automatic answer now
      Asked by David Martin on July 17, 2019 6:55 pm
      Answered by the admin

      Sorry, we normally do not stock this part. The reason is that it can be very expensive and usually when a boiler needs to be replaced, there are other components that need replacement. In this scenario, the cost of the repair can become close to the price of a new machine. Hence, the boiler becomes a special order.

      Please use the contact us link on the top of our web site to start the conversation with respect to pricing and timeline for a special order. The part number is 02965021 and the Elektra Semiautomatica espresso machine diagrams should always be referenced.

    28. Hi, I bought an Elektra microcasa semiautomatica from you a few years ago- love it. Recently the pressurestat died on it. I bought a new one from you and it worked fine for a few days, then the pressure would spike. I dialed back the pressure set screw which seemed to help for a few days, but the unit overpressurized again today after warming up. After brewing two coffees, the pressure seemed to settle into a normal range. Do I have a bad pressurestat or am I doing something wrong? Thanks, Patrick
    29. 0 votes
      Q Hi, I bought an Elektra microcasa semiautomatica from you a few years ago- love it. Recently the...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Patrick North on January 22, 2019 2:04 pm
      Answered by the admin

      You may have the overpressurization caused by a different cause that replicates itself after changing the pressurstat: limescale.

      If the first pressurstat overheats, the unit should be fully descaled and rinsed before installing the new pressurstat as the limescale contaminants for sure will create the same issue of overpressurization in as little as a few days.

      It is best to descale the machine as soon as possible.

    30. Need the part with the red button, to press to reset the thermostat. Safety thermostat.
    31. 0 votes
      Q Need the part with the red button, to press to reset the thermostat. Safety thermostat. answer now
      Asked by Tomas Magellan on September 25, 2018 7:06 pm
      Answered by the admin

      There are two versions of safety thermostats, so its best to check inside on the bottom.

      Smaller version or alternative

      Larger Version

    32. Hello, As a follow up to the above- I replaced the pump and that issue was fixed perfectly, thank you. However, now the machine does not heat up. What steps should I take to troubleshoot the new problem? Thank you.
    33. 0 votes
      Q Hello, As a follow up to the above- I replaced the pump and that issue was fixed perfectly, thank...... Read more answer now
      Asked by Patrick North on March 13, 2018 12:51 pm
      Answered by the admin

      Please reset the safety thermostat on the bottom boiler plate.

    34. Hello, I bought an Elektra micro casa semiautomatica from you folks about a year and a half ago. Great machine- I have two espressos nearly every day. Works perfect, and I clean/backflush regularly. This morning though, something is amiss. The machine heats up fine and the pump works (doesn't sound strange) but it's only pumping a dribble of water. I've backflushed, and even with the portafilter off and dispersion screen removed, the water flow is very slow. Trying to fill the boiler is similarly slow. As I said, the problem came on suddenly- yesterday the mahine was operating perfectly. Any troubleshooting ideas? Many thanks, Patrick North
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      Q Hello, I bought an Elektra micro casa semiautomatica from you folks about a year and a half ago....... Read more answer now
      Asked by Patrick North on March 9, 2018 12:55 am
      Answered by the admin

      Please descale as limescale may be affecting the pump. Otherwise, the pump may need replacement if the descaling does not work.

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